Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Letters: Chicago-style politics at the Iowa Capitol

To the editor:

Chicago-style politics are playing out in the Iowa Legislature where the CO2 pipeline mafia has blocked all legislation designed to rein in the use of eminent domain for one of the biggest land-grabs in American history. Without eminent domain, the hazardous liquid CO2 pipelines cannot gain access to thousands of acres of private land on the 1,800-mile route crisscrossing Iowa.

The CO2 pipeline mafia needs private property for a $5.5 billion-dollar, taxpayer-funded carbon capture and sequestration scheme. Many landowners signed the easements voluntarily, with several of them doi...